Who Is Walter Pless?


A teacher by profession, but is now in his 38th year as a football writer. Has written for "Soccer Action" (Melbourne), "Australian Soccer Weekly" (Sydney) and "World Soccer" (London), as well as for several Tasmanian newspapers. Currently contributing to "Goal!Weekly" in Melbourne and the Australian magazine "Soccer International". Played for Croatia-Glenorchy, Caledonians, Metro, Rapid and University in Tasmania, as well as in the United States of America. Coached University, Metro and Croatia-Glenorchy.

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Photo:  Rani Cavaretta (No.10) scores Olympia's seventh goal against Clarence United today [PlessPix]

Steve Hudson Cup

Northern Rangers 5 (M Ambrose 2, C Hunt, T Hingston, A Luate) beat Prospect Knights 1 (B Crosswell)  [HT:  3-1]

New Town Eagles 3 bear Riverside Olympic 2


Photo:  Olympia's Amelia Jones (left) gets past a Clarence United opponent [PlessPix]

South Hobart 3 beat Launceston City 0

Ulverstone 4 beat Glenorchy Knights 3

[Ulverstone to meet South Hobart in the final.]


Photo:  Clarence United's Carissa Lilley (left) tries to stop Olympia's Bliss Cantrell from breaking away with the ball [PlessPix]

Southern Women's Premier Summer Cup Semi-finals

NTC 9 (J Williams 3, E Gavalas 3, E Cropp 2, own-goal) beat Tilford Zebras 2 (K Nicholls 2)

Olympia Warriors 7 (B Cantrell 4, R Cavaretta 2, A Jones) beat Clarence United 2 (A Berry, P Crowe pen)


Photo:  Clarence United's Rachel Ridler juggles the ball as Olympia's Rani Cavaretta tries to find it [PlessPix]

[Match summaries, coaches' quotes and more photos later.]